Definition of binturong in English:


Line breaks: bin|tur¦ong
Pronunciation: /ˈbɪntjʊrɒŋ


  • A tree-dwelling Asian civet with a coarse blackish coat and a muscular prehensile tail.
    • Arctictis binturong, family Viverridae
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    • Only two members of the carnivore family have prehensile tails - the binturong and the kinkajou.
    • For these animals, as well as another 45 moon bears and 14 sun bears, 50 macaques, 30 gibbons, 10 crocodiles, 4 binturongs, and 200 dogs, Banglamung Wildlife Breeding Center is essentially a well-appointed refugee center.
    • Their scent glands, located near their tails, are rubbed along branches as they walk or are deliberately rubbed against upright branches to deposit an oily musk as a signal to other binturongs.


early 19th century: from Malay.

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